December 18, 2020
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December 18, 2020      

Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • Democrat turf wars
  • Gov. Cuomo endorses flagrant violation of the First Amendment
  • Santa’s Naughty Hypocrite List
  • The Devolving Party
  • Fourteen say no more

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

Democrat turf wars

By Mike Huckabee

The Democrats aren’t even in power yet, and they’re already engaging in vicious battles over power and turf. This isn’t surprising to me; Republicans tend to see running for office as a civic responsibility, while Democrats, at least the far-left variety who currently dominate the party, see it as an avenue to power over others.

While Nancy Pelosi is dealing with the Squad trying to topple her fiefdom, Joe Biden is already taking heat from the leaders of Black Lives Matter. They think they helped get him elected by painting Trump as a white supremacist, so they expected to have a big voice in a Biden Administration. But word is, their phone calls are going to voice mail, and they’re not pleased with some of Biden’s reported Cabinet picks, like liberal mayors Rahm Emanuel (Chicago), Eric Garcetti (L.A.) and Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, Indiana.)

Buttigieg in particular sticks in their craw because of treatment of blacks in South Bend and only 1% of city contracts going to black-owned businesses. They also note that he’s totally unqualified for the job of Transportation Secretary.

You might want to mark this day down on your calendars because it’s the day when the leaders of BLM and Mike Huckabee are in complete agreement! I also don’t think any of these people are qualified for important federal positions, although that’s never prevented a Democrat appointment before.

Buttigieg wasn’t picked for that role because he knows anything about transportation but because he obligingly got out of the race so that Biden could prevent Bernie Sanders from being the nominee. He’s getting the payback that BLM thinks they’re owed. They should have figured out by now that real payback goes to the party insiders; the foot soldiers just get the crumbs.

(On a related note, meet Biden’s two new picks, fresh from the posh Wall Street offices of Goldman Sachs.)

I also agree with BLM leaders that those mayors presided over cities where conditions are terrible for black residents, but here’s the problem: try finding any big city with a liberal Democrat mayor where conditions AREN’T terrible for black residents. Take a look at any list of cities with the highest crime, highest poverty rates and worst schools. Guess what most of them have in common.

If black voters don’t want to spend eternity feeling like Charlie Brown having Lucy yank the football away, they need to consider not voting to reward the people who keep doing it. Vote for someone who actually did something for you, like creating good jobs and rising wages, passing prison sentencing reform, funding historically black colleges, backing school choice, enforcing border security so that illegal immigrants didn’t take low-skill jobs and depress wages, and bringing opportunity zones and investment into minority neighborhoods.

Oh, wait: you had a guy like that to vote for, but BLM leaders called him a white supremacist.

Gov. Cuomo endorses flagrant violation of the First Amendment

By Mike Huckabee

Having gotten a taste of totalitarianism with his coronavirus measures, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is diving in head-first, signing a bill that would ban the sale of Confederate flags and other “symbols of hate and intolerance” on public property and limit their display. As liberal law Professor Jonathan Turley points out at the link, there are a number of problems with that, the most serious of which is that it is a flagrant violation of the First Amendment. But then, so is shutting down churches while leaving liquor stores open, and that didn’t deter Cuomo either.

Even the notoriously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco agrees that you can’t treat churches worse than casinos. Someone should get that news to Gov. Cuomo, too.

Santa’s Naughty Hypocrite List

By Mike Huckabee

And yet another Democrat politician is caught ignoring the COVID-19 restrictions they impose on all the little people. I’m seriously thinking of making this a daily feature.

Supreme Court refuses appeal

By Mike Huckabee

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that Kansas’ voter ID law requiring people to show proof of citizenship when registering to vote is unconstitutional. This is separate from state voter ID laws that require showing ID before actually voting.

As to why one is okay but the other isn’t, it’s tied in with the “Motor Voter” law passed under Bill Clinton that critics claim encourages vote fraud and imposes too much federal control over the states’ right to set election laws, and the claim that asking people to show one of 13 different forms of ID when registering to vote is too much of a burden. I’ll leave that to you to argue amongst yourselves.

Happy Days rift

By Mike Huckabee

I normally don’t cover show business stories, but this one about a rift in the cast of “Happy Days” all started with politics. Besides, I’ve had both Don Most (Ralph Malph) and Scott Baio (Chachi) on my TBN show, so I have a kind of Kevin Bacon-like connection to them both.

The problem started when many of the surviving cast members held a “Happy Days” online reunion to raise money for Democrats in Wisconsin, where the show was set. Baio is an outspoken conservative, so he refused to participate. It’s obvious that the former castmates are still friends personally, but political differences have caused friction. I’ll bet virtually everyone reading this can relate.

Before it goes any further, I hope that everyone will listen to what Baio said:

"Entertainment shouldn’t be political, especially when it comes to legacy shows like ‘Happy Days’ that have such a powerful place in the hearts of so many Americans. Invoking the show’s name to support a candidate for office was just wrong, in my opinion. That doesn’t change how much I love Donny, Henry [Winkler] and the rest of the crew from ‘Happy Days.’ I just wish they had thought this all the way through."

He’s right, there’s a big difference between an actor making a personal political statement and using the public’s love for the show they appeared in to try to sway political beliefs. It gives the impression that “Happy Days” was somehow a partisan show, which tarnishes the image of one of those rare cultural touchstones from a less divisive time.

More than ever, Americans need things that bring us together and remind us of what we have in common, like classic TV shows that we all grew up watching, shows with clean humor and relatable American families and no heavy-handed political messages, like what passes for comedy today (do you think anyone will still be watching Colbert reruns forty years from now?) There was a reason why “Happy Days” creator Gary Marshall didn’t plaster Fonzi’s motorbike with Adlai Stevenson bumper stickers.

So if actors want to make political statements on their own time, it’s their right. But don’t imply that its an endorsement by the beloved show you were once a part of. Shows like that no longer belong just to the people who made them. They’ve become a part of our collective American cultural heritage. Please don’t ruin our happy shared memories of them by politicizing them.

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  • Andrew Murray

    12/21/2020 11:45 AM

    Governor Huckabee,
    Thanks to you and your team for providing a trustworthy source for REAL news !
    As we head into a new year and look back on a somewhat difficult 2020, it is not COVID-19 that has been my greatest concern, or has me concerned as we head into 2021. It is not even a Joe Biden presidency or Kamala Harris pulling his strings, or Nancy Pelosi, or Chuck Schumer, or AOC or a host of others on the far left and their policies. What has me most concerned for this nation at this time is the influence and power that the media has displayed (particularly evident in 2020) over the minds and hearts of Americans, and even the world. As I have watched their endless onslaught on our current president since before he was elected, their constant dismissal of conservative ideas, and their bold practice of lying, twisting of the truth, and even suppression of the truth, I have come to call the mainstream media our "Fourth Branch of Government." I believe the influence and power shown by this branch is more to be "feared" than the other three combined. After all, our founding fathers created the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches with some level of accountability and checks and balances on power and influence with regard to each other. However, this "fourth branch", in my opinion , has no accountability or checks and balances on their power and ability to influence. At no time has this been more evident than during the 2020 election cycle. There is no doubt in my mind that the media orchestrated the results of this election by pushing "their truth" into the hearts and minds of Americans, and by suppressing other truths. Sadly, it reminds me of what we have witnessed in the socialist strongholds of Russia, China, Cuba, and Venezuela over the distant and recent past - and now it is entrenched in America as well. The State News Service has spoken.

  • Yvonne Carson

    12/19/2020 11:57 PM

    Here's a link to a vitally important report on the Supreme Court and what is happening behind the scenes with the rejection of Sidney Powell's petitions and in general what is happening with the Justices in regard to POTUS. Please don't miss this: https://youtu.be/Hc9dwD_W0Xg This is vitally important to know.

  • Joyce F Birch

    12/19/2020 07:54 PM

    I can't believe the Supreme Court. Love Happy Days!! Missed all the good shows of ole!

  • Joyce F Birch

    12/19/2020 07:48 PM

    All points well done! Great newsletter as usual! Thank you!!

  • James Johnson

    12/19/2020 12:06 PM

    Governor Huckabee,

    Have you read a new account over the past couple of days about Georgia voter registration? It seems that Georgia citizens have gotten worked up and now have 7.7 million registered voters in the state. And that is an accomplishment because with only 10.2 million people (according to the 2020 census,) that would be approximately 80% of the population. They've done good, haven't they?

    You know, I'm from Georgia, and as I remember, the state has a high percentage of the population with a religious core. We tend to have children, don't we? However, with only about 20% of the citizens being under the age of eighteen, they must have lost interest in what, during my day, was considered a popular pastime--making babies. I sure am proud of the NEW Georgians for their restraint and their apparent determination to reduce the population of the "World" because that percentage would never come close to replacing their present population. As a matter of fact, that reproductive rate will mean that the state's population will be zero in only about four generations or sooner, depending on the mathematician.

    What a peaceful world this will be.

    Thank you for your voluminous good work,

    James

  • Stephen Russell

    12/19/2020 10:54 AM

    2021 ahead:
    Lockdowns??
    Biden assumes WH
    Lose 401K values etc.
    Seeds for Civil War 2
    More Govt
    Despite vaccine more lockdowns?

  • Jerry

    12/19/2020 09:53 AM

    I do not have inside info on what the FBI CIA or Home land security is doing. The invasion of our cyber security seems it may be defenseless from our enemies. 15 years ago I had faith we have built a defense system against infiltration. Today with our Tech companies working with our enemies and invested by our enemies how is America safe or even able to defend ourselves. I always felt our industries may be setting traps for our enemies in order to have them propel our economy selling phony intel I had always hoped that would be the case. However I feel we have been sold out and the intel we sold will end up destroying us. My question our FBI CIA HLS belong to America or does it belong to our enemies the corruption in the country may overgrown our ability to defend ourselves I really need to be assured the agencies are with America today that does not give me confidence the appointments made to the FBI CIA DOJ ect. have they been appointed for a destructive agenda of who???

  • Stephen Russell

    12/19/2020 08:31 AM

    Biden Admin+?
    Turf wars for positions.
    Chaos.
    & side note: why does DoD issue Immunity cards & not HHS.
    Fake news?
    FYI
    & No More Mr Nice Guy to Leftists from OUR Side

  • Dan Klaffke

    12/19/2020 12:48 AM

    The election could easily have elected Chelsea Clinton's dog for president.
    The dog would be a historic first!! More votes than any other president in history!!!
    The election fraud had one goal and only one goal - get Trump out of there at any cost.
    The fraud was very well planned, and well executed. Afterward all evidence was destroyed. That Biden fellow was irrelevant to the process.
    Anyone who complained about fraud was vilified and destroyed. Favors were called in, to make sure no challenges saw the light of day.
    The people who committed the fraud know who they are. Can they live with what they have done? After all, their deep hatred of trump, gives them justification to commit whatever crime is necessary, if it means Trump is out!

  • Jonathan McCracken

    12/18/2020 11:49 PM

    Thank you sir! I always enjoy reading your newsletter! May God bless you in all that you do!

    -Jonathan

  • George Reynolds

    12/18/2020 10:44 PM

    Mike,

    Can you please fact-check this WSJ article about more "Russian hacking"?
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/hack-suggests-new-scope-sophistication-for-cyberattacks-11608251360?mod=e2tw&fbclid=IwAR1B6XW6k5zC-nFwI-SX7u-vZ8zo8H5XHAT-nemQy6E7xfiIp_2OL0-XB5E

  • Eric J Erickson

    12/18/2020 09:07 PM

    Mike, with all the corruption in the federal government following President Trumps election, do you see all roads leading back to former President Obama? What, if anything, will happen to those who are found guilty? We've entertained these thoughts for 4 years and not much has happened except usher in another possible 4 years with Biden as a puppet for Obama...again!

  • Wendy whiting

    12/18/2020 08:03 PM

    Really enjoy hearing your take on things. So sane and sensible...I don’t know why some of us have such a hard time with basic truth...
    I hope you have a Merry Christmas and get to have your fair share of Sara’s pies.

  • Jerry

    12/18/2020 08:02 PM

    I don’t want to listen to actors political views just do your job cry baby Schumer has his script written for him everyday by a speech writer actors have the script written by a screen writer both are not capable of writing their own thoughts Schumer is a terrible actor and actors are political hacks I pay no attention to them anymore. Reruns from the past are favorable venues now. Most actors are deceased their work is watchable again. Harris and Biden are pathetic crime does pay ask judge john Roberts or any leftist and most conservatives the quiet ones are the profitable by far the ones fighting for the people may be the only people with a some integrity left. Most people in this Congress worship fundraising then off to the party and and a life of luxury just to pander to the contribution of bought and paid for Congress person

  • KarenMannelin

    12/18/2020 08:00 PM

    First and foremost I have been enjoying your column for some time now. Down to earth and an honest observation and comment on what our country is experiencing. Thank you Mike, keep up the GREAT work!!!!
    What I wanted to mention after reading about the very partisan majority of the cast of Happy Days, is this. The new season with most of hubby and my favorites shows has been downright depressing. The show ‘This is Us and Doug and I are parting ways....Our evening shows are supposed to be an escape from the daily harassment and drama by the CDC on the virus and the Unfund the Police stupidity, and BLM, (not to mention the outright election theft) and the overblown mask wearing and distancing on this and several other shows we used to enjoy is a complete turnoff. The virus is real, yes, it is a serious virus, yes, although other strains have killed people from infants to adults over the years. But apparently all other flus, viruses ‘left the building’ when corona hit the world. Most deaths over this past year have been attributed to the virus even if the actual cause was cardiac arrest. But I digress.... my point: everyone needs a break, leave our evenings of entertainment untainted. This is NOT the new normal.

  • James Drury Jr

    12/18/2020 07:30 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff/

  • Barbara Campbell

    12/18/2020 06:49 PM

    Mike, first I want to thank you for all the work you do. I love your newsletters and it helps knowing there are people willing to tell the truth. I am really disgusted with the media and social media and the power they think they have.

    However, my question is this. I hear you say many times that Congress, Mayors, Governors should not be paid while they are shutting down businesses. Is this possible and can it be done. I am particularly interested in Congress. They will only be working 100 days next year. I have also read where they gave themselves a pay raise but can stay home to text in their vote. Knowing they got the vaccine today, I am furious. The only way I can see to do this is to stop paying my taxes but that won’t stop them from being paid and only put me in jail! Is there a legal way to do this? I know you probably won’t read this but someone will. Please try to answer. This could be a real way to get our point across without riots.

    Again, thank you and God Bless You and Your Family. Merry Christmas to all of you!

    Barbara Campbell